Moved here from LA about a year ago. Midwestern born and bred. Just bought a skateboard. (I'm pretty bad.) Got a bicycle, too. Maybe you can ride on my handlebars. (Maybe I can ride on yours.)
Here's a Whitman excerpt I really identify with:
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself.
I am large,
I contain multitudes.
Music: My Bloody Valentine; Cocteau Twins; Talking Heads; Fugazi; Elliott Smith; Neil Young
Movies: Boogie Nights; Persona; Enter the Void; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Glengarry Glen Ross
Writers: Pynchon; Delillo; Borges; Hemingway
Shows: Twin Peaks; Seinfeld; Lost